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The Daily Prep List: 11.19.21

Labor

Fast-food workers strike in LA, push for better pay and safety standards across industry

Gila Herald 11/18

LOS ANGELES – Anneisha Williams works six days a week to support her six children, taking shifts as an in-home care provider and a fast-food worker at Jack in the Box.

A California city is asking retirees, stay-at-home parents, and students to work 20 hours a week at struggling businesses to help ease a labor crunch, a report says

Insider 11/18

A city in northern California is calling on local retirees, stay-at-home parents, and students to go to work and help ease the labor crunch, CBS Sacramento reported.

Food Industry Policy

Moving on from a COVID trend: Placer County city removes downtown outdoor dining spaces

The Sacramento Bee 11/19

As other cities in the region double down on outdoor dining, Roseville removed its temporary outdoor dining decks from its downtown corridor last week.

How COVID Changed the Role of the Restaurant CFO

QSR Magazine 11/18

The pandemic wasn’t picky when it came to disruption. That included restaurant leadership, from the one-unit owner-operator to the most diverse C-suites at mega brands.

On the Side

Sweetgreen IPO shares soar 76% on first trading day

Nation’s Restaurant News 11/18

Sweetgreen Inc.’s initial public offering began trading Thursday, closing at about 76% above its pricing of $28 a share.

‘What’s Hot 2022 Culinary Forecast’ is Here

Restaurant Business 11/18 

As the restaurant industry starts to reset and focus on the future, trends old and new will take the spotlight on menus and in off-premises transactions. 

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